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Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The “extraordinary circumstances” surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and a request by Brown’s family ...

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Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The “extraordinary circumstances” surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and a request by Brown’s family ...

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National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Mo.

FERGUSON, Mo. – Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police. Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the U.S. state militia, saying demonstrators had thrown Molotov cocktails ...

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It’s Confirmed! Black Holes Do Come in Medium Sizes

An image of the galaxy Messier 82 compiling data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. The intermediate-mass black hole M82 X-1 is the brightest object in the inset, at about 2 o’clock near the galaxy’s center. Credit: NASA/H. Feng et al. View full size image Black holes do indeed come in three sizes: small, ...

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South Africa’s Great Rhino Airlift

Poachers have hunted South Africa’s rhinos nearly to extinction—but conservationists have a bold new plan to evacuate the animals to safer ground. South Africa is the most dangerous place in the world to be a rhinoceros. Targeted for their horns, which fetch astronomical values on the black market, rhinos are slayed at the rate of three per day by a ...

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Second Youth Games open in wet Nanjing

NANJING China (Reuters) – The second Youth Olympics opened in a wet Nanjing on Saturday with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraging the teenage athletes to have fun and embrace social media. “You are here…

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Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

updated 8:44 PM EDT, Sat August 16, 2014 A video of Abubakar Shekau, who claims to be the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, is shown on September 25, 2013. Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group waging a campaign of violence in northern Nigeria. The group’s ambitions range from the stricter enforcement of Sharia law to ...

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Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed in Ferguson, Missouri, late Friday after another tense day in the St. ...

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Brazil’s Marina Silva likely to run for president: reports

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian Socialist Party is likely to announce environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, three leading local newspapers reported on Saturday. The PSB, as the party is known, has agreed to rally around a Silva candidacy despite misgivings among some prominent ...

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